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Brewed By: Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Number of Ratings: 88

Style: American Double / Imperial Red Ale

Brewed In: 5429 Shaune Dr, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

ABV: 8.5%

IBU: 70

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Pilot Series - Imperial Red

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Tasting Notes

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Jayhawk92 profile pictureJayhawk92 - July 6, 2016
I was excited to try this imperial, noting the higher ABV at 8.5%. Unfortunately, pushing the IBUs up to 70 totally overwhelms this red ale. The color and head are inviting, but the hoppy aroma and bitterness leaves me disappointed.
Cellar Dweller profile pictureCellar Dweller - August 30, 2015
Pours dark amber with ruby hues. The thin off-white head dissipates rather quick. You can smell the lightly roasted malts before you even finish pouring. Taste is different. There is a light smoke flavor but it also has an unusual fruitiness to it. Slightly bitter, slightly sweet, slight alcohol burn. Interesting beer.
rllien profile picturerllien - May 24, 2015
robrfrantz profile picturerobrfrantz - April 24, 2015
Ok. For a red it's more hoppy. Long finish. Not like ordinary red. Would have again. Somewhat heavy. profile - April 4, 2015
Not great flavor. Lots of hops and alcohol. Needs to be reworked a bit. Over carbonated
ProfessorJeff profile pictureProfessorJeff - February 25, 2015
Hoppier than expected. profile - February 21, 2015
C+. Good malt, but not very complex.
strydepc profile picturestrydepc - August 31, 2014
Fruity hop flavor. Moderate bitterness. Nice malt backbone. Slightly strong alcohol flavor. profile - July 26, 2014
Interesting flavor. Not bad but okay
svenllr profile picturesvenllr - August 8, 2013
I enjoy the Pilot Series offerings from Alaskan and this is another reason why. This red amber has a sweet taste that lingers long after you put down your glass. You'll have to hold the glass high to a bright light to catch a glimpse of red in this dark amber. When you do see it, you will appreciate the richness of ruby in it. This Imperial Red is a bit on the heavy side begging for a splash of water down the hatch after one takes care of the liter plus "bomber" but don't let that stop you from you enjoying it. Russia wished it had an Imperial Red this good.
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